14 Adorable DIY Dog Beds
Help your dog relax and get a good night’s sleep with a comfortable custom dog bed. Here are 14 DIY dog beds you can easily build yourself.
Drawer Dog Bed
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Scrap Wood Dog Bed
This DIYer used some scrap wood to build a dog bed for her puppy and then used spray paint to add some color. After painting, she added fun details from the craft store and a comfortable pillow. See a video of the process here.
Photo: Courtesy of Kims Life on YouTube
Suitcase Dog Bed
If you have an old suitcase, turn it into a dog bed! Look for a fabric that matches your home’s decor to cover the cushion. The Busy Bee Crafter has instructions and photos for how to transform a suitcase into a dog bed.
Photo: Courtesy of The Busy Bee Crafter
Firehose Dog Bed
This heavy-duty dog bed uses 4x4s, 2x4s and a fire hose. The DIYer built this design after her puppy destroyed two other dog beds. She found that this one holds up well to a destructive dog. For building instructions, visit Ana White.
Photo: Courtesy of Ana White
Pallet Dog Bed
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Apple Crate Dog Bed
Depending on the size of your dog, you may be able to use an old fruit crate as a dog bed. Look for apple crates at garage sales or thrift stores, and use a stencil to personalize the bed.
Photo: Courtesy of Apple Crates
PVC Dog Bed
For this project you’ll need some PVC pipe along with PVC fittings, some fabric and a cordless drill. This design would be a great outdoor bed to keep your pet comfortable in the shade when relaxing on the deck or patio. For design plans, check out the how-to instructions here.
Photo: Courtesy of PVC Fittings Online
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No-Sew Dog Bed
This no-sew dog bed would make for a great rainy-day project. You just need some fabric, scissors and an old pillow. The simple step-by-step directions are available here.
Photo: Courtesy of Simply Skylee
Upcycled Dog Bed
This upcycled dog bed from Shabby Paints uses a headboard and footboard from an old bed frame with a small cushion to create a customized dog bed. If you have a large dog, try using a crib mattress as a cushion.
Photo: Courtesy of Shabby Paints
Barrel Dog Bed
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Quilt Dog Bed
This quilt bed would be a great indoor warming station for your dog. The designer purchased an old quilt from a garage sale, cut it in half, sewed the ends together and stuffed it. See more photos here.
Photo: Courtesy of Pioneer Kids
Upcycled Computer Dog Bed
Don’t toss that old computer, upcycle it! This DIY pet bed uses an old iMac with the components removed and a small pillow is added to make for a cozy bed for a small dog. For instructions, visit Green Moxie.
Photo: Courtesy of Green Moxie